A pan with meatballs and taco ingredients on the side

Tex-Mex meatball tacos

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Let the kids assemble their own meatball tacos – they're so tasty and sure to become a family favourite. Serve with soured cream, avocado and salsa

Nutrition and extra info

  • meatballs only

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal696
  • fat50g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein31g
  • salt2.6g


  • 400g beef mince
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 35g sachet fajita spice mix
  • 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 limes, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 150ml soured cream
  • 75g grated cheddar or mozzarella
  • 1 avocado



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 8 taco shells


  1. Mix the mince with the egg, spice mix and some seasoning, then shape into 16 meatballs. Set aside in the fridge to firm up slightly while you make the sides.

  2. Mix the tomatoes, coriander, ½ the garlic and ½ the lime juice in a bowl with 1 tbsp oil, season and set aside. Stir the remaining garlic into the soured cream with a handful of the grated cheese and season. Slice the avocado and squeeze over the remaining lime juice. Bring these, the taco shells and lime wedges to the table.

  3. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan. Fry the meatballs over a medium heat for 8-10 mins until evenly browned and cooked through. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese, put a lid on the pan and cook for 1 min until melted, then let everyone help themselves.

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29th Apr, 2019
I come to this site for recipes not serving suggestions for ready made mixes. This recipe should have instructions to construct a fajita mix and then a short cut. I'm disappointed with this lazy option. I'm trying to avoid pre-mixed recipes and the plastic waste involved.
7th Sep, 2017
Absolutely delicious! Not sure about the serving sizes though...2 of us demolished the lot and could have probably eaten more too though we do both have good appetites!
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